back to school poem

Haibun Poem


The oatmeal with sliced banana has a spongy texture. Each warm spoonful spreads across my tongue.

Outside the open back door, a lone bird sings, and then is silent. Breakfast done, I’m ready to leave for work — the first day of the 2012 – 2013 school year.

I almost forget how afraid I feel.

last remnants of
summer passing away …
morning crickets



photograph by Elisabet Dominguez


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Frank J. Tassone

I fell in love with writing ever since I wrote my first short story at the age of 12 and my first poem in high school. My free-verse has appeared in the literary e-zine Pif. My haibun has been published in Cattails, Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online (CHO) and Contemporary Haibun, CHO's annual print anthology. My haiku has been published by the Haiku Foundation. My senryu has been published in Failed Haiku. I regularly perform haibun and other haikai with Rockland Poets. I am honored to be a part of the Image Curve community as a contributing poet. Visit my website to see more of my poetry. Follow me on twitter @fjtassone2 and like my Facebook page American Haijin for updates on my latest work.

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